There’s an element of uncertainty which comes with being an A-Level Dance teacher, on a specification which is so open to personal interpretation.

As a qualified teacher, I have often found myself struggling to find A-Level specific resources (for free, anyway), without having to spend hours collating my own research through multiple different websites and interviews. It’s not that I don’t enjoy researching – the written element of the A-level is actually my favourite aspect! – it’s just that I don’t always have the time when I’m in the midst of UCAS references or exam season. So I know how it feels when you just need to finish your lesson plan in your lunch break. Furthermore, Dance is typically a very small cohort in many schools and colleges, meaning there is usually only one dance teacher. This makes it much harder to ask everyday questions and get advice. Since I have always enjoyed creating and sharing resources, I thought that now would be the best time to start a blog and create a community where teachers and students can access key information which directly relates to the AQA A-Level Specification. I will be writing reviews, essays, articles and directing you to useful websites and resources which I have found to be particularly useful.

Enjoy! Kirsty

Who am I?

I am an A-Level Dance Teacher in the Merseyside area and I have been teaching for 5 years. I also offer online 1-1 tutoring sessions to support young dancers with their theoretical studies and you can contact me via the contact form on this website if you are interested in this service. I am passionate about dance, but even more so I love studying and teaching the theoretical aspects of the course and I am keen to help students develop their analytical, evaluative and written skills alongside their performance and technique.

I will be opening a new website focusing on the AQA GCSE Dance specification very shortly, as I develop my career into teaching both levels in 2023-24. You can find it and subscribe here: https://gcsedanceguides.wordpress.com/